August 2014 African Rhythms Archives

Musical nods to the Fela and James Brown films currently in theaters, a salute to Jamaican Independence Day and much more on today's show.

Birthday wishes to Tony Allen, Afrobeat innovator, 74 this week!

Malian singing star Salif Keita speaks to us from his home in Bamako and talks about his upcoming US acoustic tour (with a date in Minneapolis on September 1).

A birthday tribute to Alice Coltrane and a preview of Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota with our guest, Mitch Sigurdson of Black Market Brass.